Nobody spoil Breaking Bad for President Barack Obama, got it? The New York Times asserts the president is currently making his way through the five-season AMC drama and routinely reminds people not to ruin his adventure into the world of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).
The political intrigue of House of Cards, Netflix's series starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, has also recently captured the president's attention.
During a meeting with technology company CEOs, Obama said, "I'm just wondering if [Netflix CEO Reed Hastings] brought advance copies of House of Cards." He added, "I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient. It's true. It's like Kevin Spacey, man this guy's getting a lot of stuff done."
Obama's other TV favorites include Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and Homeland. The president's enjoyment of Homeland has long been known, thanks to Damian Lewis. Lewis, who Homeland fans know as Nicholas Brody, the soldier/terrorist and lover of Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), famously inscribed a signed DVD set for President Obama with a Muslim joke.
"Claire Danes had written something really lovely and sweet saying, 'I was a fan of yours long before you were a fan of ours,'" Lewis said on The Jonathan Ross Show. "I went, 'From one Muslim to another' in an indelible Sharpie. I couldn't take it back."
After it was sent, Lewis said he went into a minor panic.
"I panicked after I wrote that," Lewis told Men's Journal. "So, a week later I wrote [White House press secretary] Jay Carney, whom I'd become friendly with. I said, 'Hi, Jay; I hope the president liked my present and has a sense of humor.' Jay wrote back and said it was totally cool and he loved it."
Obama has previously praised The Wire, Parks and Recreation and Modern Family. Over in the vice president's office, favorites also include NBC's Parks and Rec and HBO's Veep. Vice President Joe Biden has appeared on the NBC comedy opposite Amy Poehler and has hosted Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Washington.